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Stone, Lucylocked

(13 August 1818–18 October 1893)
  • Carol Lasser

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Stone, Lucy (13 August 1818–18 October 1893), abolitionist and woman's rights activist, abolitionist and woman’s rights activist, was born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Francis Stone and Hannah Matthews, farmers. Her hard-working parents transmitted to their daughter—one of nine children—both their abolitionist commitment and their Congregationalist faith. Young Lucy retained their radical antislavery stance but found herself increasingly distant from the Congregationalist church after its leaders criticized abolitionists ...

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